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Andrea Lawmaster

I am newly vegan, 97 days today to be exact. My 19-year-old daughter and I started the same day, and have since been helping transition my husband of 10 years, and my 8-year-old son as well. For me, it’s something I have been moving towards over the past few years. However, my decision to finally take the plunge and go vegan happened after watching numerous documentaries, and video footage of the unspeakable, sad truths behind the meat and dairy industries. I decided to educate myself by not only watching these educational documentaries but by following people on Instagram. I truly made the connection after watching videos and reading stories of animals from a sanctuary that were saved from absolutely horrendous conditions. I stayed up all night one-night reading story after story about the pain and suffering these poor innocent souls have to endure every day of their lives. I knew at that moment, that this was something I could no longer be apart of, and wished I never was. It was an awakening as if my third eye had opened, and I could finally see clearly. It has been the best thing I have ever done. It has changed me inside and out. I am not only healthier and feel better physically and emotionally, but have grown so much spiritually as well. I now feel a stronger sense of connectivity to the earth and the beings I share it with. Although going vegan has been a big step in the right direction, I still have a yearning to do more. I’m looking to get more involved, and want to do as much as I can in helping educate others, and helping them make the connection!